Parenting 101: When caring for your infant child, there's no more convenient place to shoot smack than in the parking lot of a Toys 'R' Us. Today's depressing police blotter item comes from a Toys 'R' Us in Holbrook, Long Island, where the mother of a newborn baby was allegedly caught by cops as she was about to shoot up in her Hyundai Thursday afternoon. Just a little horse for Mommy, then we'll go say hi to that stupid camel—will that finally make you STOP CRYING?!
Three Suffolk Gang Unit officers were in the parking lot around 1:20 p.m. when they say they noticed 29-year-old mom Crystal Webberly in her car with a strap around her arm, about to inject herself with a needle. Officers stopped her, and then noticed her two-month-old son in the backseat. Webberly was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, and endangering the welfare of a child, Newsday (paywall) reports.
Riding shotgun was 26-year-old Jacqueline Datillo, who was also charged with first-degree loitering, endangering the welfare of a child, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, and criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument. It's unclear how police first spotted the two shining role models, but this is obviously a cautionary tale for druggie moms everywhere: Take down that "Junkie on Board" caution sign before indulging.